Since joining this fine forum, I have often thought that one thing is missing: the girls.
It seems there are a handful of survivors, but most have been culled or feel too intimidated to post, either due to their lacklustre written English or the (unjustly in my view) misogynistic reputation that the membership here have in the minds of a great many WGs.
But wouldn’t a sub forum for ‘rated/respected/reviewed’ girls be beneficial to us punters and the WGs alike? If the proposal is to provide reviewed girls with a ‘voice’ in the form of a free profile and the massive oxygen of (also free) publicity that this site consistently affords them, perhaps the girls would like the opportunity to respond to reviews – and to occasionally participate in a Q&A with prospective punters – if only once a week or monthly. I think many new punters would find this appealing and it would give a clearer idea of a girls personality and attitude.
Specifically on the proposal to move further:
Adultwork is clunky, cumbersome, barely navigable and reminds me of the game ‘Tea Shop’ I used to play on BBC Micro when at Secondary School. It’s also populated by more scammers than genuine, service-minded WGs.
UKP on the other hand is streamlined with a clearly delineated navigation ‘tree’ and is already a veritable treasure trove of useful information. Plus of the course the more often than not invaluable reviews.
I would also propose an ‘upgrade’ of sorts to membership levels.
eg. Any member who has written more than 25 reviews should be given a ‘Verified’ or ‘Trusted’ Reviewer badge. Let me explain why …
If the girls are to have any degree of trust in the forum as a means of self-promotion, they will have one concern: the authenticity of reviews and the integrity of the reviewers. But there are a few girls who don’t grasp PR quite as well as Dee, Platinum Cindy and MissKDD.
I know this as two girls I have reviewed have specifically told me on subsequent visits that if I write -anything- else about them on the forum, I will be ‘persona non grata’ in their eyes. Their reasons for this are not important, but they are valid (in my opinion) so I have agreed to their requests.
So, whilst a significant majority of the reviewed ladies will be delighted to have an alternative to Adultwork, there are a few who are possibly too sensitive to see the potential upside of a listing on UKP.
But we all know that any WG we meet is invariably a ‘closet’ UKP reader, so why not encourage those who have, say, 5+ positive reviews to join and actively participate on the forum. Heck, UKP could then replace Adultwork, SAAFE and PN in one fell swoop…